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United Way Offers Grants to Support Flooding Recovery Efforts

The United Way of Westchester and Putnam announced that it is accepting grant proposals from nonprofits in Westchester County as part of its crisis response to the recent flooding. The organization will be awarding grants between $2,500 and $5,000 to support 1) local nonprofits providing emergency relief to underprivileged, marginalized […]

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Barbara, a Mount Vernon resident, has fallen behind on her rent because she has been unemployed since the COVID-19 pandemic. Although she began her new job, the back rent she owes is still hanging over her head. Like Barbara, thousands of residents were financially impacted by the pandemic, and many […]

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United Way to Help with Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) Applications

United Way of Westchester and Putnam (UWWP) has partnered with the City of Mount Vernon to aid with New York State’s ERAP applications.  An informational fair is being held in the Mt. Vernon Public Library, located on 28 S 1st Ave, on July 31st from 9am-1pm to provide information on the application […]

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$2 million Awarded to United Way’s 211 Helpline from NYS Budget

The NYS Legislature awarded $2 million to the state’s 211 Helpline network, operated by the local United Ways, to ensure that the call centers can continue to connect individuals with health and human service needs with the right resources. The call volume in 2020 was up 153% over 2019. Senator Peter Harckham (District 40), […]

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WMCHealth and United Way 211 Helpline Partner to Promote COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and United Way’s 211 Helpline are partnering to distribute information about the COVID-19 vaccine to residents in the Hudson Valley. “WMCHealth and our Health Equity Task Force are committed to making sure the COVID-19 vaccine information is distributed in an equitable and inclusive […]

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COVID-19: Free Food Distribution for Putnam Residents

The Putnam County Emergency Food Distribution is currently at full capacity. Please check back for openings. To help Putnam County residents who have been financially affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency, the United Way of Westchester of Putnam and Putnam County Government has organized for food from the Food […]

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United Way Provides Coronavirus Relief in up to $50,000 in Grants to Westchester Nonprofits

The United Way of Westchester and Putnam announced that in response to the hardships created by the Coronavirus it is releasing funds totaling up to $50,000 through grants to nonprofits in Westchester. The organization will be awarding grants up to $5,000 to nonprofits directly helping the underprivileged or ALICE populations, […]

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